There was an emotional moment in tonight’s game between Denmark and Belgium at Euro 2020, as the game paused for a minute’s applause to pay tribute to Christian Eriksen.
The Inter Milan playmaker suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch in Denmark’s last game against Finland, and is now recovering in hospital.
Watch below as Denmark and Belgium stopped the game for a minute as the whole stadium erupted in applause for Eriksen in what was truly a beautiful scene…
What a brilliant gesture this is ??
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 17, 2021
???? Très joli moment de soutien à Christian Eriksen après 10 minutes de jeu lors de Danemark-Belgique.
? Les joueurs danois, mais aussi les Belges, les supporters et même les arbitres : tous ont rendu hommage au meneur de jeu danois. pic.twitter.com/7rkZeKOR2z
— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) June 17, 2021
Pictures courtesy of ITV
It’s certainly special to see Eriksen being honoured in this way, and it’s a reminder of how much it means to have a huge crowd at a football match.
Of course, it’s a shame that these scenes are happening due to such distressing circumstances, but what a way to send a message of support to Eriksen during his recovery.
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 17, 2021
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) June 17, 2021
This is beautiful. Lovely. Well done guys.
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) June 17, 2021
I love this game man….??? https://t.co/J8sB4xlGtF
— Matt Santangelo ?? (@Matt_Santangelo) June 17, 2021
— EUROs Tweet (@Football__Tweet) June 17, 2021
This is one of the best 20 minutes of football I've watched in a while. The emotion, occassion, the approach on show and the presence of the crowd makes it worth it.
— Kaustubh Pandey (@Kaus_Pandey17) June 17, 2021